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The Blue Bell Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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About
The Blue Bell Inn Stanley's Hidden Gem! Located on Kiphill in Stanley on Beamishburn Road opposite the South Causey. All our food is locally sourced where possible & cooked fresh to order serving traditional pub classics throughout the week & carvery on a Sunday serving a selection of roast meats. Children are more than welcome with outdoor areas for playing, outside seating with great views and large car parking to the rear of the Pub. Our Bar serves a wide selection of drinks including beers, spirits, soft drinks and wines from around the world.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was looking for a dog friendly pub as had family visiting with their pooch. Lovely friendly atmosphere, lovely food, good sized portions. Friendly service, provided bowl of water for the dog. Overall a lovely place to spend couple of hours, would definitely recommend to anyone...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Helen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my mam and her partner for a Saturday evening treat. I telephoned in advance and spoke to a very nice gentleman called Steve who I explained to that my mams partner was disabled and we needed somewhere to put his sticks, he said...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello.... It's Steve..... I am so unhappy the staff never put you next to the open fire.... I had put a special request in the book.. I do sincerely apologise....I really do.. We really do appreciate your wonderfull comments on our Blue Bell... and that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food, well cooked and presented, friendly staff, plentiful portions, good choice and cosy atmosphere.More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lynmendezluis
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Lynn.... ABSOLUTLY delighted to hear from you....especially with such praising comments on our Blue Bell..... Fantastic 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Accolade in three lines..... wow wow wow..... Please come back and see us soon as it's our mission to have the place full of returning customers.......More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had beamish for the day and decided to look for a pub that was dog friendly while we had a spot of lunch. We picked the blue bell and I’m glad we did. The first thing I liked was that the specials menu covered...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank chynagirl1
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We as Directors...... Are Dog lovers ourselves.... One of us has an amazing funny White Westie and I have the most lovable Border Terrier.... So we are delighted the dogs had a happy day out with their Mam and Dad.... Equally delighted all if you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all really enjoyed our lunch today, warm welcoming place and we felt like valued customers, soon after entering I made a comment about the staff being very professional and pleasant, the food was really nice too, Then we met Steve the manager he was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 777dmk
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day...... Thank you so kindly for your warm review. I really enjoyed all your company yesterday.. It makes my day when I meet people like you's I could have sat with you's all day.. So glad you all enjoyed your food and intend to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Bell was recommend to us by a number of people and we enjoyed our lunch there today. The portions are generous and the staff are a credit to the business. It was good, I too would recommend it for anyone who has not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AVoiceofExperience
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day..... Thank you kindly for this wonderfully explanation of our Blue Bell... The whole Team thank you for telling us they are a credit to the business...and we thank you... I do have to mention that we have never stated in any publication or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is always amazing here, staff are super welcoming, always with a smile. Lovely little pub with a toasty feel especially sitting next to the fire! Told some friends to try here when they went to Tanfield railway before Christmas and they are still raving...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sarah d
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day Sarah.... What a cost review you have left us.... It sounds a wonderful place to Dine.... Might go there myself ........ ha ha ha In actual fact I do go there quite often... We are having some changes to the menu and now...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A while ago I gave a truthful but less than satisfactory review of The Blue Bell ,I now want to give a new review based on a recent visit . Although we hadn’t made a reservation and the restaurant was very busy ,the waitress did...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rob r
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank for the great review Rob... Great to see you back.... Always always see a member of staff if your not happy about something... or ask to see our Manager.. Beth. We can put things right straight away.... You have awarded us the maximum 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another visit to what has become our favourite eating place.Seems to be under new management but not sure ?Anyway standards have been kept and we will definitely be back.Never disappointed 👍🏻More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joe W
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joe..... Great that you have put yourself out to tell the world what a great experience you have at our Blue Bell.... We never ever want you to be disappointed.. but should you not be happy with anything ...see a member if staff and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today for lunch. The Bluebell is a warm and comfortable restaurant. It is dog friendly and the service is excellent. Our food was delicious, large portions and excellent value. We could not find fault with any aspect of our meal and will return soon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paddy W
Stephen P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Hey Paddy.... I am a Dog lover myself..... Border Terrier... I am sure you have him a couple of treats... You obviously found our Food delicious so no doubt your little friend did.... It will be warmer again next week Paddy our second Log...More

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Susan E
11 August 2017|
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Response from MAC5599 | Property representative |
Hi, keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on Christmas!
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13 May 2017|
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Response from KevinandLou | Reviewed this property |
Hi Steve... Sat 29th April.
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27 October 2016|
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Response from Brenda C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'm sure their Christmas menus are available, check out their website
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